43 days in Peru Itinerary

43 days in Peru Itinerary

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1
Lima
— 10 nights
2
Huascaran National Park
— 3 nights
3
Trujillo
— 6 nights
4
Arequipa
— 7 nights
5
Cusco
— 11 nights
6
Machu Picchu
— 4 nights

10
nights
Lima

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Huaca Pucllana and San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro). Visit Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas and Casa de Aliaga for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping Center Larcomar (Centro Comercial Larcomar), examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru, and stroll through Circuito Magico Del Agua.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lima trip planner.

New York City, USA to Lima is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Expect colder weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in Lima hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Huascaran National Park.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas ©

3
nights
Huascaran National Park

Huascaran National Park ©
A trip to Huascaran National Park allows visitors to explore part of the Cordillera Blanca, the world’s highest tropical mountain range.
Step out of Huascaran National Park with an excursion to Mirador Punta Olimpica in Carhuaz--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Huascaran. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Alpamayo and make a trip to Plaza Mayor de Chacas.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Huascaran National Park visit site.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Lima to Huascaran National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Trujillo.

Things to do in Huascaran National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Plaza Mayor de Chacas, Mirador Punta Olimpica
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Huascaran ©
Huascaran
Alpamayo ©
Alpamayo
Mirador Punta Olimpica ©
Mirador Punta Olimpica

6
nights
Trujillo

Trujillo ©
Considered the country's capital of culture, Trujillo was the birthplace of the North Group, a community of artists and intellectuals that included celebrated poet Cesar Vallejo and notable novelist Ciro Alegria.
Chan Chan and La Huaca del Sol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Site Museum and Casa Urquiaga (Casa Calonge)ggj. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Casa Orbegoso, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de La Merced, get engrossed in the history at Cao Museum, and see the interesting displays at Chan Chan Site Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Trujillo trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Huascaran National Park to Trujillo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Trujillo can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Arequipa.

Things to do in Trujillo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Huanchaco, La Huaca del Sol
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Chan Chan ©
Chan Chan
Site Museum ©
Site Museum
La Huaca del Sol ©
La Huaca del Sol

7
nights
Arequipa

Arequipa ©
In an area dominated three imposing volcanoes, Arequipa vacations allow visitors to admire well-preserved colonial architecture in a dramatic setting.
Visit Historic Centre of Arequipa and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa Catalina Monastery and Yanahuara. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Colca Canyon, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Yanahuara ( San Juan Bautista), take an in-depth tour of Museo Santuarios Andinos, and admire the landmark architecture of La Mansion del Fundador.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Arequipa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Trujillo to Arequipa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Arequipa when traveling from Trujillo in July, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Arequipa

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Colca Canyon
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Colca Canyon ©
Colca Canyon
Santa Catalina Monastery ©
Santa Catalina Monastery
Historic Centre of Arequipa ©
Historic Centre of Arequipa

11
nights
Cusco

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sacsayhuaman and Qorikancha. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaza de Armas and Centro Historico De Cusco. Explore Cusco's surroundings by going to Ollantaytambo (Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Sitio arqueológico Pinkuylluna, &more), Maras (Moray & Salinas de Maras) and Pisac (in Pisac). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sacred Valley of the Incas, explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, get to know the fascinating history of San Blas, and see the interesting displays at Planetarium Cusco.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cusco trip planner.

Fly from Arequipa to Cusco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Arequipa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cusco, with lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Maras, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Piquillacta
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Qorikancha ©
Qorikancha
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

4
nights
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Intipuncu. When in Machu Picchu, make a side trip to see Zipline in Santa Teresa, approximately Santa Teresa away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Winay Wayna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Botanico en Machu Pichu, take in nature's colorful creations at Mandor, and examine the collection at Museo de Sitio Manuel Chavez Ballon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and train from Cusco to Machu Picchu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Santa Teresa
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu

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